Rwanda Military Spending/Defense Budget 1973-2024

Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country).
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $0.16B, a 10.92% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.15B, a 19.18% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.12B, a 4.3% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.12B, a 2.8% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Guinea-Bissau $0.03B
Haiti $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Liberia $0.01B
Rwanda Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $0.16B 1.55%
2020 $0.15B 1.45%
2019 $0.12B 1.24%
2018 $0.12B 1.25%
2017 $0.12B 1.26%
2016 $0.11B 1.28%
2015 $0.10B 1.25%
2014 $0.09B 1.13%
2013 $0.08B 1.08%
2012 $0.08B 1.09%
2011 $0.08B 1.16%
2010 $0.07B 1.29%
2009 $0.08B 1.40%
2008 $0.07B 1.39%
2007 $0.06B 1.45%
2006 $0.05B 1.73%
2005 $0.04B 1.74%
2004 $0.04B 1.97%
2003 $0.05B 2.45%
2002 $0.05B 3.05%
2001 $0.06B 3.40%
2000 $0.06B 3.54%
1999 $0.08B 4.45%
1998 $0.09B 4.38%
1997 $0.08B 4.17%
1996 $0.07B 5.33%
1995 $0.06B 0.61%
1994 $0.04B 3.44%
1993 $0.09B 4.54%
1992 $0.09B 4.29%
1991 $0.11B 5.51%
1990 $0.10B 3.73%
1989 $0.04B 1.75%
1988 $0.04B 1.59%
1987 $0.04B 1.68%
1986 $0.03B 1.80%
1985 $0.03B 1.59%
1984 $0.03B 1.60%
1983 $0.03B 1.90%
1982 $0.03B 2.00%
1981 $0.03B 2.04%
1980 $0.02B 1.88%
1979 $0.02B 1.75%
1978 $0.01B 1.59%
1977 $0.02B 2.15%
1976 $0.01B 1.61%
1975 $0.01B 1.63%
1974 $0.01B 1.47%
1973 $0.01B 1.88%